Gain Purpose, Clarity, and Awareness
You have decided that you need an advanced degree to move ahead in your field, but you don’t know where to go from here.
Advanced degrees take substantial time (anywhere from 2 to 10 years), and many adult students navigate a lot of personal and professional ups and downs over this period. Anyone who has completed a master's or doctoral degree as a working professional can tell you that this endeavor requires staggering investments of time, effort, and money as well as many, many sacrifices.
At Koepp Research Corporation, we value advanced degrees and their benefits, but believe it is critical to choose a program carefully given the substantial costs and sacrifices they require. Our Degree Selection Program guides you through a creative, appreciative, and interactive process of:
- Understanding your passions and purposes for completing an advanced degree
- Identifying the degree programs that best align with your goals and clarifying the value each program holds for you personally and professionally
- Conducting a frank assessment of your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they compare to what you need to complete the degree successfully
- Creating a compelling graduate school application
Once you are enrolled, see how we support working professionals in graduate school for details on how we can continue to aid your progress!
Schedule a coaching session or initial consultation now to discuss your specific needs and investigate how formal education may help you build thought leadership.
Case: Changing Lanes
Sean was a successful IT professional and held a high-level technical role. However, he wanted to move into management and believed that pursuing a PhD was the credential he needed to achieve his goal. We discussed his background, his future goals, and probed his interests. We identified a short list of potential programs and carefully evaluated them together. He selected a program and we helped him create a solid application as well as a support plan to enhance his success. He worked with us throughout his degree, earned his PhD in 4 years, and made the career shift he intended.
Case: Rocking the Application
Janine contacted us to review her application for a prestigious PhD program. After reviewing her application and discussing her background and goals with her, we quickly realized she had a very compelling personal story that was not fully leveraged in her application. We helped her rework her personal essay and resume, and edited her entire application package. We were happy to learn that she was accepted to the program.
Work Smarter. Learn More. Take Less Time.
You made the decision to go back to school, found a program, and got accepted. Now what?
If you're like many working professionals, you may have already discovered that completing your degree while juggling a busy personal and professional life is not easy. Your academic skills may be rusty, and you might need skills you didn't even pick up on your last trip to the ivory tower.
Sometimes, the challenges may seem like more than you have bandwidth for. Most graduate students contemplate quitting once, twice, or many times, and 50-70% of PhD students actually do quit. Although the percentage of students who complete master's degrees is higher, still too many complete the coursework but not the thesis or capstone project, thus walking away without the degree.
At Koepp Research Corporation, we help you work smarter, learn more, and take less time, so you can move on to achieve the goals that motivated you to pursue the degree in the first place.
Based on your needs, preferences, and deadlines, we design a customized support program that will help you optimize your learning and progress. We offer proprietary tools and processes for completing coursework, candidacy requirements, theses, and dissertations.
Rather than acting as a paper mill, we combine our innovative techniques and structures with deep listening, expert inquiry, and world-class editing to help you draw out your unique insights and turn these into coursework and deliverables that reflect your unique scholarship. The result is that you complete your degree with more enjoyment, deeper learning, and better quality—all in astoundingly less time than you ever thought possible.
Schedule a coaching session or initial consultation now to discuss your specific needs and explore how we can help expedite your progress and improve your results.
Also be sure to check our fall boot camps (limited spots available)!
Case: High potential, low bandwidth
JoAnn, a high potential employee, had a demanding job, a master's thesis to finish, and little time to make it all happen. Jackie attended our unparalleled research boot camp where she immersed in learning the research process and completed her thesis over a brief series of 4-day workshops. She finished her thesis and degree on time and achieved insights valuable for herself and her firm.
Case: Happily engaged
Curtis was retired and enrolled in a doctoral program, which gave him ample time to immerse in the learning process. However, he found that he needed some additional guidance and feedback when it came to learning how to conduct research. Through our coaching calls and editing support, Curtis learned how to create a dissertation and produced research he was truly proud of.
Get Mileage Out of the Work You've Already Completed
You have spent countless hours and made innumerable sacrifices to complete your advanced degree. You have pages and pages of written work, including a capstone project, thesis, or dissertation that you know you could do something with—but what?
Without focused attention, careful strategy, and deliberate effort, it is likely that your energy and focus will be consumed by all the things you've been neglecting while finishing your degree. More often than not, no matter how eloquent and valuable, completed graduate work tends to remain on the shelf.
At Koepp Research Corporation, we appreciate the hard work it took to complete your degree and believe you should get as much mileage from it as possible.
Our approaches feature creative and interactive strategies for:
- Discovering what you are passionate about and defining the vision for your thought leadership
- Reviewing the work you have already completed to determine what can be repurposed
- Creating a thought leadership strategy and plan for achieving it
Individual strategies are as unique as you are, but may include coaching, editing, ghostwriting, and other support to bring your work to market.
Schedule a coaching session or initial consultation now to discuss how we can help you turn your completed work into thought leadership.
Also be sure to check our fall boot camps (limited spots available)!
Case: Career Launch
Doreen had just finished her master’s thesis and was curious what she could do with it. We discussed her career goals and then examined her thesis. We outlined a strategy of publishing, speaking, and continued research to allow her to move strongly into her future. We helped her produce the various pieces through a combination of ghostwriting and collaboration.
Case: Paving the Way for Change
Joe had a successful therapeutic practice but had just finished his dissertation on a new topic that reflected an intended change in his career. We worked with him to define a strategy for his shifting focus and then created and published articles based on his dissertation to support this strategy.